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Old 07-25-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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Yeah but it happens in detroit way to much.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:27 PM
 
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Yeah but it happens in detroit way to much.
Yes, it does.
One doesn't have to look past the local government/DPS, to see why.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Your right maxine3 local gov, dps, mayor, council,auto industry, etc its obvious why detroit is suffering. Im from detroit and love it but lets be real its a hell hole even decent neighborhoods are starting to fell the pain. The bad areas suffered a rapid decline in just 2 yrs. lahser between 6 mile and i-96 were okay 2-3 years ago now its like a bomb hit. Boston edison area is looking like its dying even sw detroit is declining I dont care if theres some immigrants or not they feel the pain just like us all. I live in phoenix and we have all of immigrants also been here for 4yrs I barely used to see empty homes or stores now all the timeits still pretty good though. Phoenix is considered heallthy economically wise I cant even imagine detroit now.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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Yes - Detroit really is that bad. All you have to do is step one block out from the areas that they've revitalized and there are boarded up windows, houses, etc. Add to that the "historic" buildings that everyone talks about revitalizing, but it never happens. And the empty buildings from the decline in the auto industry really give the town the feeling its a ghost town - really haunted.

The highways and overpasses are spotless when a big event comes to town (i.e. the super bowl), but the minute the media goes away - the trash comes out and nobody's around to clean it up. Oh, and the roads are awful.

A friend of mine went to Hart Plaza for the fireworks a few years ago and someone randomly fired a gun into the crowd. Needless to say, that doesn't entice people to go back downtown.

And the inner suburbs - especially the areas that border Detroit proper - aren't that safe either. In the 'burb that I used to live in, there was a drive by shooting at one of the high schools; a woman was robbed a gun point during the day when she was walking to work and the list goes on and on.... and this is in a supposedly "good community" to live. This year the major story is all the bank robberies in the "good, safe" suburbs. Really - it's out of control.

Kwame (the mayor) is destroying what little hope there is in the city by staying in office. The city/county government are corrupt and over budget every year....The department of public works has a hard time figuring out how to change lightbulbs in street lamps (even when people complain) and the water department is slow to respond when there is flooding in a street that needs to be stopped...really - the government is that ineffective/inefficient.

The schools are the worst in the nation.

I've lived in other cities and I've never met so many rude people in my life than I have in Detroit. Everyone seems to have some sort of attitude problem, chip on their shoulder about something. You go south of the border to OH or to Canada or to the West side of the state, people are actually nice to others.

I really can't wait to move out of here.....
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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There hasnt really been gentrification in detroit. Some new houses and a few renovates haven`t done much. Detroit has alot of things standing in the way of gentrification like segragation, No jobs, crime, dps, inadequete services, etc.
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:38 AM
 
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Gentrification takes time. i don't know why people are expecting it to happen at the snap of the fingers.

Detroit is probably about 10-15 years behind other major cities in terms of revitalization and 20 years behind New York/Chicago (the perks of being in front of the camera). Before you can work and stabilize the neighborhoods you need to generate money from places like downtown/midtown/and the likes. And there is nothing wrong with Boston Edisons and the Indian Villages of Detroit, although they may be stone's throw from the ghettohoods (those residents pay good money to be kept safe, especially Indian Village).

**** takes time, and under this administration its happening slower than we would all like but damnit its happening! There was no life in SW Detroit 15 years ago; there was no optimism Downtown.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Yeah gentrification does take long but how long does it take to even notice it. Detroit has been the renaissance city since the 70`s and has gotten worse since then. Sw detroit had good immigration in the 90`s that might explain some life there but who knows if it will always be that way like I said before they feel all the pain we feel. Downtown has had some improvements like the riverwalk, campius martius, stadiums, some new headquarters(that got tax breaks),and some nice casinos. Who knows how long the casinos will be around. Under proposal e there has to be over 50% vote to have it, There has to be some casino within a 100 miles, And there has to be over 800000 people living in city limits.So if the population declines below 800000 they will close and then what the casinos give good money back to the city and state how can they make up the lost revenue. Also im sorry to say but there were 7 murders sunday morning I dont think they were but still sad.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Sorry I meant to say I dont think they were random.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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"Is Detroit honestly SO terrible?"

Yes. Yes it is


I'm a proud former Detroiter who made it out alive lol Although I have Detroit pride I can say living in Detroit is a rough ride. Drugs, Crime, Poverty, one economic disaster after another, city officials and their scandals the repeating cycle of hopelessness. I really hope and pray Detroit will get better but I wouldn't stand by and wait.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Yeah it is I used to live eastside on gray st. There is no big city in america as decayed as detroit or dangerous stats back this up.
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